Quitting Is Getting Tough

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Brian 's Comment
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So I mentioned in a previous post I was accepting a local job, home every night, 15-20k more per year, etc

Was ready to put in my notice, when I get a call from Werner headquarters telling me my fleet manager nominated me for "solo driver of the month".....and I was chosen to receive this award for October.

Hard to put in my notice, told new employer I needed to wait a couple more weeks.......figured I'd run out the rest of this year, they were cool and understanding, want to get the certificate & $800 dollar bonus!

Fleet Manager:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
James R.'s Comment
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Ouch

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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So I mentioned in a previous post I was accepting a local job, home every night, 15-20k more per year, etc

Was ready to put in my notice, when I get a call from Werner headquarters telling me my fleet manager nominated me for "solo driver of the month".....and I was chosen to receive this award for October.

Hard to put in my notice, told new employer I needed to wait a couple more weeks.......figured I'd run out the rest of this year, they were cool and understanding, want to get the certificate & $800 dollar bonus!

HAHA

Congrats on the nomination!

Maybe the trucking deities are trying to send you a message smile.gif

Stay safe

Fleet Manager:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Phil C.'s Comment
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Wait till they tax it that will sour you a bit lol

Chris G.'s Comment
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Ever heard of a driver going to jail for abandoining the truck ? this owner operator cheated me on money, and he threatened if i dont bring his truck back he will report the truck stolen. is this true?

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

Kevin H.'s Comment
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Ever heard of a driver going to jail for abandoining the truck ? this owner operator cheated me on money, and he threatened if i dont bring his truck back he will report the truck stolen. is this true?

I have no experience in trucking, and I'm not a lawyer or anything, but I don't see how you could be convicted of stealing the truck as long as you didn't take it anywhere he didn't know about or try to hide where it was. I don't think he could use that threat to force you to drive it where he wants it. On the other hand, from what I've seen on this forum, you don't want to be accused of abandoning it either.

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

Pat M.'s Comment
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Ever heard of a driver going to jail for abandoining the truck ? this owner operator cheated me on money, and he threatened if i dont bring his truck back he will report the truck stolen. is this true?

You may or may not actually get to participate in the free lodging and meals but it is going to create one heck of a hassle for you. We have had to do that when someone borrowed our trailer and did not return it for over 3 months. Take the dang truck back, it is your obligation to do so. I cannot fathom any reason why you would not return their equipment. And yes, if you keep anything that is supposed to be returned to the company when employment is terminated then it is considered theft.

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

Rob S.'s Comment
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Great News Brian! Keep up the good work. Maybe your "new" company is owned by Werner.

Baby bull's Comment
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Abandoning a truck is one of the absolute dumbest things you can do in this industry. If you abandon a truck you can bet your sweet you know what they will put it on your dac and every job you apply for afterwards when they call your previous employer they will tell them you abandon their truck. Nobody wants to hire a guy that has abandoned a truck. You Will have a hard time finding another job. Imo You should have no reason to not return a truck. Look at it this way say you loaned your pickup or car to somebody they take it where ever they need to go and then call you from a 1000 miles away and say you can come get your car I'm not brining it back. Now I don't know about you but I'd be ready to hurt somebody if that was me.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

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